This service is provided to individuals without benefits or to those who have lost benefits who receive services and to those who are identified as meeting admission eligibility. The service meets requirements for the Charges for Community Services Rule, 25 TAC, Chapter 412. The goal of the service is to assist individuals in procuring a payer and/or benefits to cover the cost of services received. All individuals are required to be screened for eligibility and apply for benefits; otherwise they must pay the full rate/charge for services. Assisting the individual includes assessing their eligibility for various benefits such as Medicaid, Medicare, SSI, SSDI, food stamps, etc. The Benefits Department also helps individuals complete necessary application forms and represents him / her in the eligibility process.
Patient Assistance Program (PAP)
The Patient Assistance Program helps individuals receiving services obtain a free three months supply of medication from various pharmaceutical companies. Individuals must meet the eligibility requirements to apply for the Patient Assistance Program.